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2021-06-29 14:49:11 BdST

BD reports 112 more deaths, 7,666 infections

As the Covid-19 situation continues to escalate across the country, 112 more deaths and  7,666 new cases of the dread virus were reported in the last 24 hours.

Tuesday's death toll is the second highest in the country. Earlier, Bangladesh saw 119 deaths on June 27 (Sunday).

In addition, some 112 people died of Covid-19 in April, this year.

However, Bangladesh on Tuesday surpassed the 9 lakh- mark in the confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The country reached the grim milestone more than 15 months after the country confirmed its first ever coronavirus cases on March 8.

It just took a month to reach the mark since the caseload crossed 8 lakh-mark on May 31.

In a span of 24 hours, the positivity rate was recorded at 23.97%, the highest since the virus hit the country last year.

Among the latest day's victims, 67 were men, and 45 were women. Of the victims, 98 died in different hospitals across the country while 13 at home. Besides, one more died on the way to hospital.

The country's highest number of 35 deaths was reported in Khulna division followed by Dhaka with 22 single-day deaths.

Moreover, 21 of the deceased hailed from the Rajshahi division, 16 from Chattogram, 10 from Rampur, four from Mymensingh, three from Barishal and one Sylhet division.

Also, 4,027 patients were declared free of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, with a 89.75% recovery rate.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the latest figures on Covid-19 in the country with a press release on Tuesday afternoon.

As many as 31,982 samples, including some pending ones, were tested at 565 authorized labs across the country and the new patients were confirmed, with an infection rate of 23.97% during the same period.

As of Tuesday, 3,947,464 people globally succumbed to the viral disease and so far 182,261,595 people contracted the virus, according to data provided by Worldometer. 

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